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A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom

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A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne
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Jun 01, 2021 | ISBN 9780593230176

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Praise for The Heart’s Invisible Furies

“By turns whimsical and heartbreaking, Boyne’s sprawling novel treads Dickensian territory across seven decades of Irish history, ending with a redemption for both a country and a native son.”People

“Bleak, bittersweet, and Irish to the bone . . . Explore[s] the relationship between Catholicism and patriarchy in midcentury Ireland and beyond.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“A picaresque, lolloping odyssey for the individual characters and for the nation that confines them . . . The book blazes with anger as it commemorates lives wrecked by social contempt and self‑loathing. . . . A substantial achievement.”The Guardian

Praise for A Ladder to the Sky

“A satire of writerly ambition wrapped in a psychological thriller . . . an homage to Patricia Highsmith, Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe, but its execution is entirely Boyne’s own.”The Washington Post

“Boyne’s mastery of perspective, last seen in The Heart’s Invisible Furies, works beautifully here. . . . So dark it seems almost impossible to enjoy reading A Ladder to the Sky as much as you definitely will enjoy reading it.”—NPR

“Delicious.”Vanity Fair

“A darkly funny novel that races like a beating heart.”People

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